Drawing on 50 years in the real estate business–from home sales and renovations to property management and more–Tom Axelrad launched Axelrad & Associates Home Inspections in 2006. Over the past 13 years, the Axelrad team has grown to 10 inspectors and has performed nearly 8,000 inspections across the greater metropolitan and Southeast Louisiana areas.

Buying a home or investment property is one of the most expensive purchases many people will ever make. It can be stressful and full of unknowns. An extensive, objective examination of the condition of the property lessens the unknowns, increasing the chances of a successful purchase.

What is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is a thorough, visual, non-invasive determination of the real-time state of a home. It is designed to give prospective homeowners as complete a picture as possible, so they can make well-informed and reasonable buying decisions. And, as an added benefit, it provides a baseline of information for future reference.

The home inspection body of knowledge is constantly changing, and all of our inspectors are trained on the latest best practices, using the most up-to-date equipment and technology. Our inspectors come from many different backgrounds, each with their own areas of expertise. They have an average tenure of at least five years, and work in constantly shifting teams, continually learning from each other.

Our Approach

We take the time to get to know our customers, and make ourselves available by phone, email or text, from 8 AM to 7 PM seven days a week. We deliver our findings in user-friendly reports that are easy to read and easy to navigate. And we’re happy to discuss our findings at the time of inspection and continuing on into the future.

Whether yours is a historic property or a modern home, Axelrad & Associates Home Inspections looks forward to working with you. We’re proud to serve Greater Metropolitan New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Southeast Louisiana, offering our breadth of information and accumulated knowledge in a modern, streamlined way.

Request an Inspection

We will do everything we can to make your purchase or sale decision as timely, risk-free and as informed as possible, contact us today to schedule your home inspection.

Home Inspection Sample Reports

Check out our sample reports below to see an example of our home inspection report:

Our Certifications

Certified Master Inspector CMI
Certified Professional Inspector CPI
Infrared Certified
International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultant Mold Certified

What Our Clients Are Saying

Detailed post inspection, on site mini-lesson helped us to be knowledgeable home buyers.

We were extremely pleased with the wealth of information detailed in the inspection completed by Axelrad. Explanations, examples for clarification, and pictures showed us and the hired contractors exactly what areas needed correction and/or repair. I also think the post inspection, on site mini-lesson contributed to our understanding. Thank you for helping us to be knowledgeable home buyers.

Margaret L,
New Orleans

Offered suggestions and took time to educate me.

I was extremely impressed with Beau and Emily’s professionalism and their dedicated thoroughness. They went to great lengths to offer suggestions and took time to educate me… I only wish this quality of service was consistent with other professions.

Chris & Heather,
New Orleans

Professional, proficient and responsive.

We recently had to have three homes inspected within a six-week window; Axelrad & Associates saved from complete disaster on one of the properties and provided excellent guidance on the other two. I highly recommend Axelrad & Associates for your home inspection needs.

Mike E.,
5 Stars on Facebook

Two inspectors came to the house on a Friday. I had a 90+ page report with photos by Sunday evening.

The report was comprehensive but easy enough for me to understand, even though I had not conversed directly with the inspectors themselves. The price was competitive in comparison to other word-of-mouth inspector recommendations. I called to inquire more details about a few items on the report, and Tom Axelrad called me back promptly (within the hour). I would recommend them to friends and family.

Reviewer, Angie's List

Had amazing service?


Meet the Axelrad Team

As your home inspectors, we come from all walks of life with a wealth of different experiences, but we all share one passion—a dedication to home inspection done right. We are uncompromising on the quality of our work. No detail is too small, no task too consuming. You deserve no less than 100 percent confidence in the integrity and condition of your home.

Request an Inspection

We will do everything we can to make your purchase or sale decision as timely, risk-free and as informed as possible, contact us today to schedule your home inspection.